Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall airing statewide starting Feb. 20 with Renee Shaw

This just in from Stuart Sanders, Kentucky Historical Society:

Every family has at least one mystery—an intriguing person, a possible connection to someone famous or maybe even someone infamous. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is excited to launch a new show set to premiere on Kentucky’s major television markets. Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall will run each month from February to June and features host Renee Shaw. KHS created the series as another way to tell Kentucky’s story, one family at a time.

Starting Your Family Tree - A Webinar

January 23, 11:00 am

A Webinar with Cathy Moran Hajo

Pre-registration required 


Do you love learning about your family history? From gathering photographs and stories, selecting genealogy tools and platforms, dabbling in DNA and collaborating with distant cousins, Cathy Moran Hajo will take you through the steps of starting work on your family tree. This will be a Zoom presentation with a Q&A afterwards.

Intro to New Jersey Genealogy (Zoom)

Interested in tracing your New Jersey Family History?  Not sure where to start?  On Wednesday, August 5 @ 7 PM  Regina Fitzpatrick, Genealogy Librarian at the New Jersey State Library, will review on Zoom genealogy basics and strategies for collecting information before visiting a repository.  We will also discuss great resources to discover your ancestors at the New Jersey State Library and other repositories.

The Names of 1.8 Million Emancipated Slaves Are Now Searchable in the World’s Largest Genealogical Database, Helping African Americans Find Lost Ancestors

An update on an important digitization project "named for the [Freedmen's] Bureau and spearheaded by the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, whose FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world":

NEW PUBLICATON: Silsile-nâme-î Varşova - Genealogy of Warsaw (1692)  

Silsile-nâme-î Varşova

Genealogy of Warsaw (1692)  

Illustrated Genealogy of Prophets and Rulers

The Transcription of the Ottoman Illustrated World History, Its Translation into Modern Turkish and  Facsimile of Manuscript nr. BOZ 183 in Polish National Library


CFP: Genealogy and Historical Geography - Submissions due 1 February 2020


Please consider submitting a manuscript to _Genealogy_ for the special issue on "Genealogy and Historical Geography" that I am editing.

See information below, and contact me beforehand if you are interested in making a submission.

Thank you,

Samuel M. Otterstrom
H-HistGeog Editor
Professor of Geography
Associate Dean
College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Brigham Young University

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